|Jeff Hancock: 3 types of (digital) lies - TED.com|
Who hasn’t sent a text message saying “I’m on my way” when it wasn’t true or fudged the truth a touch in their online dating profile? But Jeff Hancock doesn’t believe that the anonymity of the internet encourages dishonesty. In fact, he says the searchability and permanence of information online may even keep us honest.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; communication; technology; TEDxWinnipeg; 2012
|Ge Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future - TED.com|
Ge Wang makes computer music, but it isn’t all about coded bleeps and blips. With the Stanford Laptop Orchestra, he creates new instruments out of unexpected materials—like an Ikea bowl—that allow musicians to play music that’s both beautiful and expressive.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; music; technology; TEDxStanford; 2014
|Avi Reichental: What’s next in 3D printing - TED.com|
Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; technology; TED2014; 2014
|Catherine Mohr builds green - TED.com|
In a short, funny, data-packed talk at TED U, Catherine Mohr walks through all the geeky decisions she made when building a green new house -- looking at real energy numbers, not hype. What choices matter most? Not the ones you think.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; green; technology; TED2010; 2010
|Skylar Tibbits: Can we make things that make themselves? - TED.com|
MIT researcher Skylar Tibbits works on self-assembly -- the idea that instead of building something (a chair, a skyscraper), we can create materials that build themselves, much the way a strand of DNA zips itself together. It's a big concept at early stages; Tibbits shows us three in-the-lab projects that hint at what a self-assembling future might look like.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; technology; 2011
|Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs - TED.com|
Pioneering surgeon Susan Lim performed the first liver transplant in Asia. But a moral concern with transplants (where do donor livers come from ...) led her to look further, and to ask: Could we be transplanting cells, not whole organs? At the INK Conference, she talks through her new research, discovering healing cells in some surprising places.
Keywords: TEDTalks; INK Conference; TED; Talks; business; technology; 2010
|Sonaar Luthra: Meet the Water Canary - TED.com|
After a crisis, how can we tell if water is safe to drink? Current tests are slow and complex, and the delay can be deadly, as in the cholera outbreak after Haiti's earthquake in 2010. TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra previews his design for a simple tool that quickly tests water for safety -- the Water Canary.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; design; development; technology; water; 2011
|Dennis Hong: Making a car for blind drivers - TED.com|
Using robotics, laser rangefinders, GPS and smart feedback tools, Dennis Hong is building a car for drivers who are blind. It's not a "self-driving" car, he's careful to note, but a car in which a non-sighted driver can determine speed, proximity and route -- and drive independently.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; technology; transportation; 2011
|Kate Stone: DJ decks made of... paper - TED.com|
"I love paper, and I love technology," says physicist and former sheep herder Kate Stone, who's spent the past decade working to unite the two. Her experiments combine regular paper with conductive inks and tiny circuit boards to offer a unique, magical experience. To date, applications include a newspaper embedded with audio and video, posters that display energy usage in real time, and the extremely nifty paper drumkit and set of DJ decks she demonstrates onstage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; entertainment; materials; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Chris Gerdes: The future race car -- 150mph, and no driver - TED.com|
Autonomous cars are coming -- and they’re going to drive better than you. Chris Gerdes reveals how he and his team are developing robotic race cars that can drive at 150 mph while avoiding every possible accident. And yet, in studying the brainwaves of professional racing drivers, Gerdes says he has gained a new appreciation for the instincts of professional drivers. (Filmed at TEDxStanford.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; cars; future; technology; TEDxStanford; 2012
|Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport - TED.com|
When Eric Dishman was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago. Now, Dishman puts his experience and his expertise as a medical tech specialist together to suggest a bold idea for reinventing health care -- by putting the patient at the center of a treatment team. (Filmed at TED@Intel)
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; health care; technology; TED@Intel; 2013
|Bart Weetjens: How I taught rats to sniff out land mines - TED.com|
At TEDxRotterdam, Bart Weetjens talks about his extraordinary project: training rats to sniff out land mines. He shows clips of his "hero rats" in action, and previews his work's next phase: teaching them to turn up tuberculosis in the lab.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxRotterdam 2010; TED; Talks; Africa; animals; technology; war; 2010
|Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration - TED.com|
After re-purposing CAPTCHA so each human-typed response helps digitize books, Luis von Ahn wondered how else to use small contributions by many on the Internet for greater good. At TEDxCMU, he shares how his ambitious new project, Duolingo, will help millions learn a new language while translating the Web quickly and accurately -- all for free.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxCMU; TED; Talks; Internet; collaboration; computers; language; technology; 2011
|Maria Bezaitis: The surprising need for strangeness - TED.com|
In our digital world, social relations have become mediated by data. Without even realizing it, we’re barricading ourselves against strangeness -- people and ideas that don't fit the patterns of who we already know, what we already like and where we’ve already been. A call for technology to deliver us to what and who we need, even if it’s unfamiliar. (Filmed at TED@Intel.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; data; technology; TED@Intel; 2013
|Eythor Bender demos human exoskeletons - TED.com|
Eythor Bender of Berkeley Bionics brings onstage two amazing exoskeletons, HULC and eLEGS -- robotic add-ons that could one day allow a human to carry 200 pounds without tiring, or allow a wheelchair user to stand and walk. It's a powerful onstage demo, with implications for human potential of all kinds.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; design; science; technology; 2011
|Daniel Kraft: Medicine's future? There's an app for that - TED.com|
At TEDxMaastricht, Daniel Kraft offers a fast-paced look at the next few years of innovations in medicine, powered by new tools, tests and apps that bring diagnostic information right to the patient's bedside.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxMaastricht; TED; Talks; design; health care; science; technology; 2011
|Lisa Gansky: The future of business is the "mesh" - TED.com|
At TED@MotorCity, Lisa Gansky, author of "The Mesh," talks about a future of business that's about sharing all kinds of stuff, either via smart and tech-enabled rental or, more boldly, peer-to-peer. Examples across industries -- from music to cars -- show how close we are to this meshy future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED@MotorCity; TED; Talks; business; technology; 2011
|Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons - TED.com|
Ed Boyden shows how, by inserting genes for light-sensitive proteins into brain cells, he can selectively activate or de-activate specific neurons with fiber-optic implants. With this unprecedented level of control, he's managed to cure mice of analogs of PTSD and certain forms of blindness. On the horizon: neural prosthetics. Session host Juan Enriquez leads a brief post-talk Q and A.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; neurology; science; technology; TED2011; 2011
|Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world - TED.com|
The recent generations have been bathed in connecting technology from birth, says futurist Don Tapscott, and as a result the world is transforming into one that is far more open and transparent. In this inspiring talk, he lists the four core principles that show how this open world can be a far better place.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; future; technology; TEDGlobal 2012; 2012
|Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley: Mapping ideas worth spreading - TED.com|
What do 24,000 ideas look like? Ecologist Eric Berlow and physicist Sean Gourley apply algorithms to the entire archive of TEDxTalks, taking us on a stimulating visual tour to show how ideas connect globally.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; algorithm; complexity; data; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Jennifer Healey: If cars could talk, accidents might be avoidable - TED.com|
When we drive, we get into a glass bubble, lock the doors and press the accelerator, relying on our eyes to guide us -- even though we can only see the few cars ahead of and behind us. But what if cars could share data with each other about their position and velocity, and use predictive models to calculate the safest routes for everyone on the road? Jennifer Healey imagines a world without accidents...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; cars; technology; TED@Intel; 2013
|Vinay Venkatraman: “Technology crafts” for the digitally underserved - TED.com|
Two-thirds of the world may not have access to the latest smartphone, but local electronic shops are adept at fixing older tech using low-cost parts. Vinay Venkatraman explains his work in "technology crafts," through which a mobile phone, a lunchbox and a flashlight can become a digital projector for a village school, or an alarm clock and a mouse can be melded into a medical device for local triage.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; technology; TEDxSummit; 2012
|Chris Kluwe: How augmented reality will change sports ... and build empathy - TED.com|
Chris Kluwe wants to look into the future of sports and think about how technology will help not just players and coaches, but fans. Here the former NFL punter envisions a future in which augmented reality will help people experience sports as if they are directly on the field -- and maybe even help them see others in a new light, too.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; sports; technology; TED2014; 2014
|Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields - TED.com|
Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the best-known methods for treating cancer. At TEDMED, Bill Doyle presents a new approach, called Tumor Treating Fields, which uses electric fields to interrupt cancer cell division. Still in its infancy -- and approved for only certain types of cancer -- the treatment comes with one big benefit: quality of life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDMED 2011; TED; Talks; cancer; medical research; technology; 2011
|Lalitesh Katragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies - TED.com|
As of 2005, only 15 percent of the world was mapped. This slows the delivery of aid after a disaster -- and hides the economic potential of unused lands and unknown roads. In this short talk, Google's Lalitesh Katragadda demos Map Maker, a group map-making tool that people around the globe are using to map their world.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDIndia 2009; TED; Talks; collaboration; design; map; technology; 2009
|Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read - TED.com|
Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible. With their help, and that of generous volunteers, he's become a lawyer, an academic, and, most of all, a voracious reader. Welcome to the blind reading revolution. (Filmed at TEDxSydney.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; book; choice; design; disability; technology; TEDxSydney; 2013
|Skylar Tibbits: The emergence of "4D printing" - TED.com|
3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; industrial design; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too) - TED.com|
Facebook’s “like” and “share” buttons are seen 22 billion times a day, making them some of the most-viewed design elements ever created. Margaret Gould Stewart, Facebook’s director of product design, outlines three rules for design at such a massive scale—one so big that the tiniest of tweaks can cause global outrage, but also so large that the subtlest of improvements can positively impact the lives of many.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; business; culture; design; technology; TED2014; 2014
|Robin Chase on Zipcar and her next big idea - TED.com|
Robin Chase founded Zipcar, the world’s biggest car-sharing business. That was one of her smaller ideas. Here she travels much farther, contemplating road-pricing schemes that will shake up our driving habits and a mesh network vast as the Interstate.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; business; cars; technology; transportation; 2007
|Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity - TED.com|
Paralyzed by a stroke, Henry Evans uses a telepresence robot to take the stage -- and show how new robotics, tweaked and personalized by a group called Robots for Humanity, help him live his life. He shows off a nimble little quadrotor drone, created by a team led by Chad Jenkins, that gives him the ability to navigate space -- to once again look around a garden, stroll a campus … (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; disability; technology; TEDxMidAtlantic; 2013
|Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers - TED.com|
From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2010; TED; Talks; computers; education; math; technology; 2010
|Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa - TED.com|
Tech communities are booming all over Africa, says Nairobi-based Juliana Rotich, cofounder of the open-source software Ushahidi. But it remains challenging to get and stay connected in a region with frequent blackouts and spotty Internet hookups. So Rotich and friends developed BRCK, offering resilient connectivity for the developing worl
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; business; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach - TED.com|
Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2012; TED; Talks; creativity; education; technology; 2012
|Bill Ford: A future beyond traffic gridlock - TED.com|
Bill Ford is a car guy -- his great-grandfather was Henry Ford, and he grew up inside the massive Ford Motor Co. So when he worries about cars' impact on the environment, and about our growing global gridlock problem, it's worth a listen. His vision for the future of mobility includes "smart roads," even smarter public transport and going green like never before.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; cars; design; mobility; technology; 2011
|Damon Horowitz calls for a "moral operating system" - TED.com|
At TEDxSiliconValley, Damon Horowitz reviews the enormous new powers that technology gives us: to know more -- and more about each other -- than ever before. Drawing the audience into a philosophical discussion, Horowitz invites us to pay new attention to the basic philosophy -- the ethical principles -- behind the burst of invention remaking our world. Where's the moral operating system that allows us to make sense of it?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxSiliconValley; TED; Talks; culture; philosophy; technology; 2011
|Simon Lewis: Don't take consciousness for granted - TED.com|
After a catastrophic car accident that left him in a coma, Simon Lewis found ways to recover -- physically and mentally -- beyond all expectations. At the INK Conference he tells how this remarkable story led him to concern over all threats to consciousness, and how to overcome them.
Keywords: TEDTalks; INK Conference; TED; Talks; consciousness; medicine; technology; 2010
|Niels Diffrient rethinks the way we sit down - TED.com|
Design legend Niels Diffrient talks about his life in industrial design (and the reason he became a designer instead of a jet pilot). He details his quest to completely rethink the office chair starting from one fundamental data set: the human body.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; design; technology; work; 2002
|Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all - TED.com|
Trivia whiz Ken Jennings has made a career as a keeper of facts; he holds the longest winning streak in history on the U.S. game show Jeopardy. But in 2011, he played a challenge match against supercomputer Watson -- and lost. With humor and humility, Jennings tells us how it felt to have a computer literally beat him at his own game, and also makes the case for good old-fashioned human knowledge. (Filmed at TEDxSeattleU.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; computers; entertainment; robots; technology; TEDxSeattleU; 2013
|The interspecies internet? An idea in progress… - TED.com|
Apes, dolphins and elephants are animals with remarkable communication skills. Could the internet be expanded to include sentient species like them? A new and developing idea from a panel of four great thinkers -- dolphin researcher Diana Reiss, musician Peter Gabriel, internet of things visionary Neil Gershenfeld and Vint Cerf, one of the fathers of the internet.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; animals; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Ben Kacyra: Ancient wonders captured in 3D - TED.com|
Ancient monuments give us clues to astonishing past civilizations -- but they're under threat from pollution, war, neglect. Ben Kacyra, who invented a groundbreaking 3D scanning system, is using his invention to scan and preserve the world's heritage in archival detail. (Watch to the end for a little demo.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; history; invention; technology; 2011
|Qi Zhang's electrifying organ performance - TED.com|
Organ virtuoso Qi Zhang plays her electric rendering of "Ridiculous Fellows" from Prokofiev's "The Love for Three Oranges" orchestral suite. This exhilarating performance from TEDxUSC features the Yamaha Electone Stagea, a rare instrument specially programmed by Qi herself.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxUSC; TED; Talks; china; music; performance; piano; technology; 2009
|Lawrence Lessig: Re-examining the remix - TED.com|
At TEDxNYED, former "young Republican" Larry Lessig talks about what Democrats can learn about copyright from their opposite party, considered more conservative. A surprising lens on remix culture.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; Internet; law; music; technology; web; TEDxNYED; 2010
|Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions - TED.com|
In the Masai community where 13-year-old Richard Turere lives, cattle are all-important. But lion attacks were growing more frequent. In this short, inspiring talk, the young inventor shares the solar-powered solution he designed to safely scare the lions away.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; agriculture; biodiversity; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Toby Shapshak: You don't need an app for that - TED.com|
Are the simplest phones the smartest? While the rest of the world is updating statuses and playing games on smartphones, Africa is developing useful SMS-based solutions to everyday needs, says journalist Toby Shapshak. In this eye-opening talk, Shapshak explores the frontiers of mobile invention in Africa as he asks us to reconsider our preconceived notions of innovation.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; Africa; innovation; technology; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud - TED.com|
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other -- using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments (SOLE), and learn more at tedprize.org&g
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; education; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs? - TED.com|
Robots and algorithms are getting good at jobs like building cars, writing articles, translating -- jobs that once required a human. So what will we humans do for work? Andrew McAfee walks through recent labor data to say: We ain't seen nothing yet. But then he steps back to look at big history, and comes up with a surprising and even thrilling view of what comes next.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; technology; TEDxBoston 2012; 2012
|Allan Jones: A map of the brain - TED.com|
How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map. In this visually stunning talk, Allan Jones shows how his team is mapping which genes are turned on in each tiny region, and how it all connects up.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2011; TED; Talks; brain; disease; science; technology; 2011
|Renny Gleeson: 404, the story of a page not found - TED.com|
Oops! Nobody wants to see the 404: Page Not Found. But as Renny Gleeson shows us, while he runs through a slideshow of creative and funny 404 pages, every error is really a chance to build a better relationship.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; marketing; technology; web; TED2012; 2012
|Lorrie Faith Cranor: What’s wrong with your pa$$w0rd? - TED.com|
Lorrie Faith Cranor studied thousands of real passwords to figure out the surprising, very common mistakes that users -- and secured sites -- make to compromise security. And how, you may ask, did she study thousands of real passwords without compromising the security of any users? That's a story in itself. It's secret data worth knowing, especially if your password is 123456 ...
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; communication; privacy; security; technology; TEDxCMU; 2014
|Sheryl Sandberg: Why we have too few women leaders - TED.com|
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg looks at why a smaller percentage of women than men reach the top of their professions -- and offers 3 powerful pieces of advice to women aiming for the C-suite.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDWomen; TED; Talks; business; education; leadership; technology; women; 2010